Monday, March 26, 2012

A Giant Leap

My son is about to take a giant leap in life. He's landed a 'real' job! (This photo, by the way, is of my son a couple of summers ago, in full-out bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa, the world's highest commercial bungee jump. Luckily he didn't tell me about it until AFTER he had survived the adventure.)

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I'm a pretty proud mama. My son is an interesting and multi-talented guy. He's musical, creative, intelligent, energetic, outdoorsy, adventurous, and inquisitive. He has a fun quirky sense of humor and can play a mean game of Scrabble (lately he kills me every time). Anyhow, he graduated cum laude from a prestigious university last May, and struck out on his own in search of a grown-up job in Boston, where many of his best friends were headed for jobs or grad school. Since that time he's been both a server in a chain restaurant and a barista in a funky cafe, but had grown increasingly frustrated by his inability to find a meaningful job.

This photo on the left below is my son and a sand sculpture we built together on a beach in Maine last summer. We were thrilled to be able to scoop him up in Boston and take him with us for a few days. At that time, the Boston MFA was in the final days of a Chihuly exhibit, and the photo on the right was taken there.

Anyhow, he's excited to finally start a real career. He's going to be working for an event planning firm in Boston, his dream job at least for now. Good luck to my baby!

9 comments:

  1. Congrats!! I know you must be thrilled to know he has landed in place that will make him happy!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats to you and your son! I know what you mean how proud you are about your son. I feel the same way about my little guy. He just has a great personality, very smart, and can spell like it is no-one's business (at least in 2nd grade). We have not started scrabble yet but I know he will smoke me! All I can say is sit back and enjoy these proud moments! You have done a great job at being his mom and raising him to this point in his life!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's never too early to start playing Scrabble! My son and I have a very stiff competition going. For shorter games (less time consuming) we love Bananagrams.

      Delete
  3. It can be tough to find a job these days, but I am so happy he did. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations, Phyl. You have successfully taught your son not just to fly but to soar. Your pride in his accomplishments oozes over the blogosphere and it is absolutely heartwarming! You have a lot to be proud of my dear!

    :)Pat

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a sweet comment, Pat. And you are right, I am so proud of my boy.

      Delete
  5. Yay! Always knew he could soar just took the rest of the world a few months to realize it! All a result of hard work first, tenacity, his natural gifts, and wonderful mom! Congrats to both of you!

    ReplyDelete